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to lead us, by the state of the union address, please let out a plan of action to how we may address this scourged of gun violence in our community. it is not just in our inner cities. it is not just in the urban settings. it is not just in the suburbs. it is everywhere. we cannot the scape the scourged unless you lead us, mr. president. we call on all members of congress to encourage. the country is with you. lead us out of this shadow, out of the dark valley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us even when the men fail us every time. we call on you, our god to comfort to the hearts of every mother and father who have lost their child in newton, connecticut today. comfort the hearts of the mothers who lost her son of in chicago today, who lost her doctor in philadelphia today, -- daughter in philadelphia today. in new orleans, alaska, missouri, alabama, all across this country. comfort our hearts and bring us out of this dark, dark place of sadness. give us courage that we may act. give us a wisdom that we may act together. give us peace, for use a blessed are the peacemakers, for
in our video library. next, president obama talked to union workers in michigan about the economy in the fiscal cliff. after that, a panel on innovation and the economy. later a conversation about have the fiscal deadline could affect the defense budget. >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal," we continue our look at the so- called fiscal clef and what happens if the budget cuts take place in january. jim doyle the effect on businesses. after that, charles clark looks at domestic program cuts. in more about the issue with the brookings institution. bless your e-mail, phone calls, and tweets. that is live tuesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, president obama talking about the economy and the need to reach an agreement with congress on the january fiscal deadline. he spoke at a diesel plant outside of detroit. his remarks are about 25 minutes. >> hello, redford! [applause] it is good to be back in michigan. [applause] how is everybody doing today? [applause] now, let me just start off by saying we have something in common -- both our teams lost yesterday. [laughter
't pretend a bright future for labor either if you're the head of a union or labor organization or a member. i've been there fighting for labor when labor had to fight amtrak and the federal government for benefits and wages. in fact, that was a prolonged and difficult experience for the people who worked for amtrak, those union members who were denied benefits and wages. and i als used the example of freight rail which gives better salary and better wages and reaches agreements without that type of poem significance. as far as my record, i have always supported the right of americans to join a labor union. when we wrote the tsa legislation, i insisted that we have that right. i also take the position that no one should be forced to join or compeled to join a union. but i think that's an important right and i think that labor has done an incredible job over the years. there have been some problems here and there, but in raising the standards, the compensation and the working conditions for the people that get out there and roll up their sleeves and actually make things happen, rather than l
] when natalia the affected from the soviet union in 1970 she made headlines around the globe, but back home her name was excised from textbooks, photographs expunge from the school and her countrymen work -- were forced to rely on underground channels. no one can be raised what takes hold of the heart. in 1989 when the iron curtain opened, the welcome people -- russian people will come to her back with open arms. 2000 people packed the theater where she trained as a young girl. another 20 people crammed in with the orchestra all to watch the dancer we never thought she would be back. she possessed an incredible gift for musicality and movement told her parents she did not want to be an engineer. she wanted to dance. after hanging up her shoes, she moved to broadway -- broadway where she won a tony award in remains as humble as ever. once the i am never proud of what i've done, sometimes i am not ashamed. thank you for the understatement of the century. thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. congratulations. [applause] i worked with a speechwriter and there is no smooth tran
was a soldier long before the -- long before he was known to the american people as the leader of the union army. he was out doing great things. grant is interesting. he was a success awful a soldier then a failure as a soldier then he was a success at a businessman. he hung in there. he was one of the most effective -- without a lot of press coverage and that sort of thing he was just out winning battles. that wonder line that lincoln said when he was talking about grant the guy out west winning all of these battles. someone said he is nothing but a drunk. lincoln said well, find out what whisky he drinks and i will send it to all of my troops. grant was a passionate man, cried many times and yet, still prevailed. he understood the meaning of, you know, apply the maximum force to get it over as fast as you can because that is how you limit your casualties. >> you say back in december when secretary chaney came to visit you before the battle started in february that he brought with him a copy of the 11 part series on the civil war. all you generals watched it over there. not everyone of them but
union reduced nuclear weapons. and then deductions that could be part of the negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> this weekend on c-span3's "american history tv," follow harry truman's eldest son, as they prepared to mark the dropping of the atomic bomb on 1945. >> i know everyone has their own view. i don't want to argue survival. i think we're past that. i want to do what i can to see that this doesn't happen again. >> clifton truman daniel will join us to discuss the inspiration for his trip sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> a report by the group securing america's future energy says the greatest threat to national and economic security is dependence on foreign oil. members of the group, business political and retired military leaders are suggesting a plan of maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption, and improving conservation as a way to boost revenue and reduce our debt. this is a little less than an hour and a half. >> good morning, everyone. thank you all for coming. i especially want to thank the members of the leadership council that could
. russians are still supplying and supporting the assad regime. all the assad army, it is soviet union troops. this is why i see a vital u.s. interest in ending the assad regime. the side effects might the consequences, the create more options. >> you have been talking about the international community. i think that as long as the interest of key countries like you just mentioned, russia, the only port they have outside of russian territory in syria. or after the sanctions on iran, syria became the major importer for weapons from russia. veryimportant issue for russia, as well as iran sending fighters to fight along the lines of the regime. as well as china with the issue of human rights. as long as the international community does not address the interests of the importance stakeholders, that is not really going to help. what is your take on that? >> i think they have very short form policy. i have been in moscow and we met with the russian minister of foreign affairs. syria and russia have a relationship. we need to keep such a relationship, but with such short policies by defending the ass
his state was admitted to the union and imagine japanese-american heritage when japanese-americans were in camps, he was fighting for the freedom. he i a true patriot and hawaii's first representative in the house and served with great pride and we call him colleague. senator inouye is a pat try arc of hawaii and we remember the vitality and success of his beloved home state. senator inouye led a life of passion, service and sacrifice and highest ranking american in our country and was a long time. he lived the american dream and served with bravery and courage and served with dignity and reflects the best of america. we hope it is a comfort to his wife irene and his son ken and his many, many friends that so many share in their grief at this sad time. i want to praise him personally but also bring words of comfort to his family from my constituents in california who considered him a very, very special leader in our country. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair now lays before the house personal requests. the clerk: leav
in the union. a state where i am in sync. it takes a lot of courage for a senator -- california is better than 21 states put together. wyoming, south dakota, north dakota -- they are not. so it takes tremendous courage and backbone for people to stand up. that is the test. leaders lead it. we do not follow. we have had so much since the beginning of the first mass shooting in 1967. these events have proliferated along with the increased technological killing power of weapons that are on the streets. it is a big problem today. >> i might just add, this debate is really only beginning. it has only been a week since this massacre in newtown. the nra will be irrelevant because it cannot be a credible and constructive participant in this debate if they say the only acceptable solution is armed guards in schools. better school security may be part of the solution, but it also has to include a ban on assault weapons which have that kind of firepower that endangers everyone as well as other measures. i think the key question is going to be making america safer. that will be the challenge. ultimately,
would not say -- i was not referring to just the soviet union and nazi germany. communist china killed a former -- far more of those two tyrannies combined, with no christian heritage to speak of. there are serious scholars that makes serious arguments that there is something and the hirst temperament -- luther's temperament that was germanic. he was no democrat. the more, the merrier. religious factions or alternative sources of social authority. what you want is a society in which the state does not monopolized social authority. >> you talked extensively about religion in the united states contributing to [inaudible] there is one particular force that think they can inflict their views on this country. they insist said it was the intention of the founding fathers to create a christian equivalent of iran, which i do not think is the case. just because you are religious, it does not make you write all the time. >> did in line with everybody else. -- gets in line with everybody else. with respect, i disagree with what you just said. the religious right, which i obviously am not a member
voted for you, who gave you another term to lead us by the state of the union address, please leave out a plan of action of how we may address this search of gun violence in our communities. it is not just in our inner cities. it is not just in our urban settings. it is not just in our suburbs, in our rural neighborhoods. it is everywhere. we cannot escape unless you leave us, mr. president. we call on congress. have courage. the country is with you. lead us. lead us out of this shadow, out of this dark alley of the shadow of death. lead us. lead us. even when men fail us every time. let us look to our god. we call on you, our god, to comfort the hearts of every mother and father who has lost their child in newtown, connecticut today. we ask you to comfort the hearts of the mother's who lost her son in chicago today, who lost her daughter in philadelphia today, who lost their teenager in oakland today, in detroit, in camden, new jersey, in new orleans, in alaska, in misery, alabama, all across this -- in missouri, all across this country. bring us out of this dark place of sadness. give
california. you have such a compelling personal story. your father ran the teamsters union and is from mexico and your mother is from nicaragua. i am also the daughter of immigrants. my parents came from ireland and i'm the third of seven children. i'm curious to hear how your personal story got you to the white house. [laughter] >> thank you for having me. this is a wonderful opportunity. i am reminded of what happened a few years ago. this is were the work was done. workers got together early in the morning on different shifts. those kinds of things are familiar to me. our parents were always attending to us and making sure we could be independent and responsible, and always very mindful of work and what that meant, no matter what kind of work it is. always to provide respect and dignity to everybody. i grew up with five sisters and two brothers. talk about feminism. women having their voices heard. i always felt supported by my mother and my father. my father would often challenge me in a way that sometimes is not often spoken about. >> what did he say? >> he would challenge us and say, gi
the society union so he convened the national space council and asked for their best advice on how to respond to this. hugh dryden was the person in the meeting who recommended that the goal of putting a person on the moon in 10 years was achieveable and something the american people would rally behind. the rest is history. president kennedy grabbed hugh tryden's idea and addressed a joint session of congress the next month. the apollo program was the brain child of hugh dryden and neil armstrong turned that dream into reality by making that one small step for a man, one giant leap for man kind on another world almost 230 miles away. hugh dryden was not able to see his dream become reality as he died in 1965 and unfortunately, neil armstrong passed away last august. it's important to honor both men's legacies by naming the flight research center after neil armstrong and the surrounding test range after hugh dryden. with this bill we reaffirm that america is filled with dreamers like hugh dryden and doers like neil armstrong, who working together can shoot for the moon. again, madam speaker, i
this morning, they compared the united states h1b policy to the blue card initiative and the european union. gary friedman focused on the public's underlying immigration policy and concluded that immigration policy in the u.s. is reasonable and rational, given the structure of the u.s.'s interest group-based system of political expression. susan marcum of georgetown university's institute for international emigration argued, and many agreed, that the immigration system is broken and generates very perverse outcomes, especially when thinking about the differences between temporary and permanent workers. during our second session, they agreed the u.s. must and the backlog, a very large backlog for visas to better rationalize our policy, although they disagree fundamentally about how and where they should be done. ron from the rochester institute said even if we rationalized the hb1 system, we must look closely at how this is used, not necessarily to attract the best and brightest. our third session focused on something that one of tonight's panelists will discuss, the ways in which current u.
it is the un-wisdom of the currency union. there is no evidence that countries with bigger welfare states are in bigger trouble. with the previous caller, i totally agree. the skills of workers more unemployed is not much of to an employers. if there is was this unmet demand for skilled workers out there and employees had openings but there were not the right people, you would see wages spiking in all sorts of occupations. i do not see wages spiking in any sector of the economy right now. the idea that there is this diagnosis that, it is too bad you people are not employed, you people do not have the right skills, there is no evidence that is going on. host: jim on the republican line, from maine. caller: i think unemployment is probably a good thing, but when you expanded too far, it put a really heavy burden on the employers. as one lady called in on the last segment, the state she was from is obviously much higher than maine is, but when it gets to a point that your state system goes broke, they put fees on the employer, and they cannot afford to pay the rates. host: mr. tanner? guest:
, the governor has knocked down the unions, you know? he has done the teachers terrible. now, we have to spend more money on our social security. all of us should protest. i do not care what city or state we belong in. we should protest against this do-nothing congress. host: you can always check out our special page on our website, set up for all things related to the fiscal cliff. also, a live twitter stream of comments from viewers and reporters. we will leave our phone calls there for the time being. also on line, check out the resource area. it has related links to try to get your hands wrapped around the issue of the fiscal cliff. all of that on the website. and earlier today, president obama, vice president and biden, and former president and bill clinton spoke at the services for the hawaiian senator who died of respiratory complications on monday, at age 88. he will be returned home to hawaii tomorrow, and a public service will be held at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific on sunday, before he is laid to rest in his home state. the service is about one hour and 45 minutes.
the issue of immigration,, the president wants to bring up in his state of the union. and the issue of maybe an assault weapon ban that could, and congress. some big ticket items. how important is it for the white house to get this out of the way? guest: incredibly. the president told second term hinges on getting this address and put aside because he cannot keep coming back every six months to deal with brinksmanship about federal spending. it's not like they can come back in the year. these things have to be addressed. late march, we could have another government shutdown because the government spending bill lapses on march 27. we cannot be in a situation where we keep coming back and dealing with this. if not everything else off the desk and consumes a ton of time and erodes the relationship with congress in the meantime. host: a tweet -- guest: i might disagree with that. although there's an argument to be made up the closed door talks don't work. in 2011 there was a lot of closed door conversation on the hill and at the white house between the speaker and president obama. they got to th
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